Application Services

Committee Letter of Evaluation

The HPO Committee Letter of Evaluation is designed to describe and evaluate the overall aspects of an applicant’s preparation and readiness for Medical, Dental, or Veterinary School.

To be eligible for a committee letter an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Non-UTSA Alumni attending Post-bacc must have completed a minimum of 36 semester credit hours at UTSA.
  • Earned a minimum 3.25 cumulative* UTSA GPA  and min 3.25 cumulative Science** GPA.
  • Meet the minimum Entrance Exam score requirements :
    • MCAT score of 500
    • DAT score 19 or
    • GRE score of 152, VR/ 150, QR /3, AW (for vet applicants)

If you do not meet these requirements, then the HPO can only collect and manage your other LORs as described below.

*Cumulative UTSA GPA means all grades earned included in GPA, including any coursework repeated.

**cumulative Science GPA means any coursework completed from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math, including dual credit or transfer credit courses .

Note: Those requesting a committee letter must allow the HPO to collect and manage all of your other supporting letters of evaluation to submit as a committee letter packet.

To answer any questions, the Health Professions Office will be having Information Sessions on the Committee Letter Process and how to get started. ne t

INFORMATION SESSION DATES &TIMES (click here for zoom links and more details)

Tues. December 7 at Noon (virtual)

Tues. December 13 at 3:30 PM (In-person)

Thur. December 15 at Noon (virtual)

Mon. January 23 at 4:00 PM (virtual)

Tue. January 24 at Noon (In-person)

The Committee Letter and Letters Collection Process for the Fall 2024 Medical- Dental- Veterinary Application cycle is now available.

Committee Letter Handout

The Intent to Apply form and other committee process forms can be found in the Health Professions Blackboard. To request access to these files in Blackboard or for UTSA Alumni who no longer have Blackboard access, to request access to the Health Professions Office Dropbox, please email our office.

Applicants not interested in a Committee Letter may still request the Health Professions Office collect their letters of recommendation for a HP Letter Packet. Forms are also located in Blackboard or the HPO Dropbox.

Letter Collection

Upon request, the HPO may manage the collection of all Letters of Evaluation for students to be used in support of their application to medical, dental, or veterinary school. This letter collection packet is submitted to the respective application service(s) once all letters have been received.

To utilize this service, applicants must meet these guidelines:

  • Have completed a minimum of 30 semester credit hours at UTSA

Personal Statement Feedback

A personal statement should tell a story that reflects your motivations for, preparation for, and commitment to your health profession of choice. UHPO advisors can read and provide feedback on personal statements. We strongly recommend that students visit The Writing Center at UTSA (210-458-5363) for feedback on writing style.

Interview Preparation

The HPO can offer advice as students prepare for interviews.